My review of Siang-Yang Tan’s “Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry”.Continue reading ““Shepherding God’s People” (Tan, 2019) Review”
My review of “Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach” by Fuller professor Dr. Ahmi Lee.Continue reading “Preaching God’s Grand Drama A Biblical-Theological Approach (Lee, 2019) Review”
Most people think that preaching comes naturally to people. Even preachers! But Jared E. Alcántara wants to remind his readers that it doesn’t – just like any other function, it requires practice.Continue reading ““The Practices of Christian Preaching” (Alcántara, 2019) Review”
My review of Scot McKnight’s latest, Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity in the Church.Continue reading ““Pastor Paul” (McKnight, 2019) Review”
A quick recap of what I’ve read so far in 2019.Continue reading “Read so far…”
Walter Brueggemann’s preaching has touched many Christians’ lives over the years — now, some are collected in a single volume to revisit again and again in A Gospel of Hope.Continue reading ““A Gospel of Hope” Review”
Paul has now thoroughly warned Timothy about the life of the false teachers, going so far as to specifically name two. Now, he turns his sights toward explaining proper Christian life (now that he knows what improper Christian life looks like).
Paul has charged Timothy to hold fast to love in contrast to the leaders who have lost themselves to vain speculation; coached him on the proper use of the Law; and has explained his own view of his ministry. Now, Paul brings this all to sharp focus with specific examples.
In the previous two weeks, Paul has explained the proper charge of the pastor, and the tools needed to be faithful to that charge and has explained the proper use of the Law, which the false teachers do not seem to be grasping. In the next couple of verses, Paul reflects on his own ministry and relationship with Jesus.
Last week, we saw how Paul taught Timothy the proper charge of the leader while describing the dangers of the false teachers rising in Ephesus. This week, Paul explains the proper use of the Law.